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Angel Investor

A high net worth individual who provides financing to a start-up, either in exchange for convertible debt or equity. Among start-ups, they are thought of as a bridge between loans from family and friends and venture capital, though angel investors are themselves often personally connected to the business. Angel investors take on a great deal of risk when they invest in these start-ups; they are also subject to dilution at the start-up's IPO. Therefore, they usually require a high rate of return in exchange for their financing. They are informally known as angels or informal investors.

angel investor

A wealthy investor who provides capital for new business ventures.
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But such individuals are not only to be found on television and those business angels who invest their own money in unquoted companies have, over the last two decades, received greater attention and recognition from policymakers and academics for their activities in the UK.
Business angels - those private individuals investing in unquoted companies - have received growing attention and recognition for their activities in the UK in the last 25 years.
Business angel investment will always be an option in the attempt to develop start ups into mature profitable entities, either through traditional means or through crowdfunding sites.
We will possibly see one of these investments mature in 2014 in which case, Minerva business angels may be lifting glasses of champagne when they gather again in 2014.
The easiest thing one can do in Macedonia is to improve the activities of the business angels through tax alleviations for their investments," Andres stressed.
Such connections will not only assist our start-ups, but will benefit by gaining experience and knowledge sharing from business angel groups around the world, and the US is certainly a good starting point," the company chief said.
During the trade mission, the first for Bahrain's Business Angels, Haider visited the heart of the investment community and the venture capital of the US, Silicon Valley, to learn and develop ties between the two entrepreneurial communities.
A joint initiative of Invest Northern Ireland and Inter-TradeIreland, Halo is designed to provide the missing link between private investors or business angels and entrepreneurs by matching the two together.
I''m very privileged to have received this award when you consider the strength and diversity of the UK business angel sector and the people I was up against.
The University of Warwick Science Park's Minerva Business Angel Investor Network held the celebration for investors and investees at the science park's Riley Court, in Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry.
Hans Schwendner, founder of the consulting company CONinTEC and chairman of a German business angel association, who has been representing Artezio in German speaking countries during the past couple of years.
With the title of "A cross-road for continents, cultures and early stage investors", this year's event will be hosted by the Middle East Technical University's Technopolis' business angel network (METUTECH-BAN).

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